Chelsea has been dealt an enormous damage blow however have additionally made their first transfer of the January switch window and proceed to focus on a breakout World Cup star — however it’s going to value loads.
The Blues, who had misplaced their earlier three matches earlier than Qatar 2022 to slide out of the highest six, bought again on observe on Tuesday as early objectives from Havertz and Mason Mount noticed them ease previous Bournemouth 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
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However, victory got here at a value with Reece James limping off with a recurrence of a knee damage that noticed him miss out on England’s World Cup marketing campaign.
In a press release, Chelsea mentioned James can be sidelined for as much as a month and the right-back admitted his psychological well being has suffered resulting from his damage issues.
“2022 has been the hardest yr thus far,” James mentioned on Twitter. “Just wanna thanks all for the help, none of you go unnoticed.
“It’s naturally effected me mentally, I’m presently simply making an attempt to take care of the playing cards I’ve been dealt. I hope your finish of yr is crammed with peace, pleasure and happiness.”
James sustained his preliminary knee drawback in October throughout a Champions League fixture with AC Milan.
Meanwhile, Chelsea made their first transfer of the January switch window on Wednesday with the signing of striker David Datro Fofana from Molde.
The Ivorian worldwide, who scored 24 objectives in 65 appearances for the Norwegian membership, will formally be part of the Blues on New Year’s Day.
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Fofana will add depth to Graham Potter’s choices up entrance after Armanda Broja was dominated out for the remainder of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament damage.
“Fofana has beforehand revealed that he wished to comply with within the footsteps of Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, and that the Premier League was his huge dream,” Molde mentioned in a press release. “Now the dream is coming true for the teenager.”
Chelsea are additionally nonetheless setting their sights on Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez, a breakout participant for Argentina who gained Young Player of the Tournament in Qatar.
Sky Sports although reviews that Benfica is not going to promote him for any lower than his £105m ($A187m) launch clause.
Elsewhere, Kai Havertz believes Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Bournemouth can spark a profitable run within the Premier League after a faltering spell earlier than the World Cup.
“I used to be delighted to attain however the primary factor was to get the win and that’s large for us,” Havertz advised Chelsea’s web site.
“The win and the objectives will hopefully give us confidence going ahead. We misplaced three earlier than the World Cup break so it was necessary we bought the victory within the first sport again, so we’re very completely satisfied to do that.”
The German worldwide added: “We should hold profitable and this era developing goes to be essential for us.
“We are going to present our greatest within the subsequent video games to get on a run and this can be a unbelievable begin for us.”
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